Strawberry Quinoa Cereal for Baby
A warm and filling breakfast for baby and toddler made with healthy quinoa, chopped strawberries and a pinch of cinnamon and vanilla. Can be served whole or blended into a chunky or smooth puree.
Servings: 4 small servings
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 cup liquid water, milk (of choice), breast milk, formula
- 1/2 cup strawberries finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small medium saucepan, add in the quinoa and liquid.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, turn down heat to a low simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Add in the strawberries, cinnamon and vanilla extract, stir and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes.
Can be served whole or pureed. If pureeing, using a hand immersion blender or blender, pulse for 5-10 seconds for a chunky cereal or for 1 minute for a smooth puree. If you are making a smooth puree and the cereal gets too thick, add additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments until you have achieved your desired consistency.
Let cool slightly, sprinkle with a few more chopped strawberries and serve.
Age: 6+ months
Fruit: you can make this with any fruit you prefer - peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, pears, etc. Just make sure they are chopped into small enough pieces.
Sweetener: for toddlers or kids, you can drizzle a little maple syrup or honey on top if you feel like you need to sweeten the quinoa up a little bit.
Serving: 1small serving | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 3.7g | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg